Saturday, November 28, 2020

Footprints in the Snow

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Hope you're all happily full of Turkey and zoom hugs! Zoom Class is coming up on Wednesday, and we've got a new tune for you: the seasonally appropriate, "Footprints in the Snow". 

Check out Bill Monroe playing it to get a feel, then have a look at Kaden's video breaking it down a little (his hands are much easier to see than Bill's)

Take care out there!


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

"Someone Took My Place with You"

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Hope you're all having a good Thanksgiving lead up! Patrick made a video running through our new tune for tomorrow's Zoom Class, "Someone Took My Place with You". Check it out below or click here.

If we don't see you at the Zoom class, have a great Thanksgiving!

Turkey-day looms!

Happy Thanksgiving Week everyone!

We've got our weekly Zoom Class tomorrow, where we'll be going over Liberty, Nine Pound Hammer, and a brand new tune for Taborgrass, Someone Took My Place with You. Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, here's one of our favorite turkey-oriented fiddle tunes, "Ride the Wild Turkey"

Friday, November 20, 2020

Pre-Thanksgiving Zoom Class!

Hey Taborgrassers!

Hope everyone's doing well out there! We've got a pre-Thanksgiving Zoom Class coming your way Wednesday November 25. Hope to see you there!

We talked last week about how many different approaches to "I am a Pilgrim" there are, so we wanted to give you all some examples. Check out these three versions of it below, from Doc Watson, Clarence White and Tony Rice, and The Kentucky Colonels!



Monday, November 16, 2020

Zoom Class, Multnomah County Freeze, and Hazel & Alice!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Cruising along with our Weekly Zoom Class tomorrow! Hope to see you all there.

In keeping with the current freeze in Multnomah County, all in-person Taborgrass workshops are on hold until further notice. We'll be back in Waverly as soon as it's safe to do so. Thanks for bearing with us!

In the meantime, here's an under-cover Bill Monroe song, "The One I Love is Gone", knocked out of the park by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. Take care out there!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

11/14 Taborgrass Workshops Cancelled

Hey Taborgrassers,

Given the spike in covid cases and the governor's "freeze" in Multnomah county, we've decided to cancel tomorrow's Taborgrass workshops. 

We're sorry to do so with such little notice, and hope to get things back on track as soon as possible.  We'll be in touch about what things will look like in the coming weeks. If you were signed up for a workshop on 11/14 and haven't received an email from us, let us know at 

In the meantime, enjoy some Bluegrass Album Band playing everyone's favorite G minor fiddle tune, Cheyenne.


Kaden & Patrick 

Friday, November 13, 2020

More Fiddle this weekend!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Still some space left in this Saturday's Jam Workshop and Fiddle Workshop with Annie Staninec! Annie's a longtime taborgrass fiddle teacher, and we're stoked to have her around!

Our weekly Zoom Class has been cruising along! We'll continue working on I am a Pilgrim, plus some new tunes. Check out Clarence and Roland White picking I am a Pilgrim and Soldier's Joy, fresh from 1973!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Zoom Class Tomorrow, and more workshops this Saturday!

 Hey Taborpals! 

Great to see some of you at last weekend's workshops! More coming atcha this week, with our Zoom Workshop this Wednesday 11/11, and Jam Workshop and Fiddle Workshop with Annie Staninec Saturday 11/14! So excited to have Annie back at Taborgrass, check out her playing the old time tune "Shaking Down the Acorns" with the Kathy Kallick Band below! 

We also had a surprise guest last Saturday! So great to have him back for a visit:

Friday, November 6, 2020

Workshops this Week!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Still a few spots left for tomorrow's Jam Workshop and Guitar Workshop with Patrick Connell, all about the rhythm guitar playing of Del McCoury. What a hoot!

We've also got our regular Zoom Class next Wednesday! We'll be working on "Hold Whatcha Got", "I am a Pilgrim", and the Flatt and Scruggs classic "Don't this Road look Rough and Rocky". Check out the video below for some quality Flatt and Scruggs from the Martha White show!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Zoom Class tonight, more workshops this Saturday!

 Hey Taborpals!

Still time to register for tonight's Zoom Class! We'll be going over:
Hold Whatcha Got in G
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky in A
Angelina Baker

We've also got our Jam Workshop this Saturday, as well as Patrick Connell's Guitar Workshop on "Boom Chuck Plus: What the Media won't tell you about Del McCoury". Come on by for some insight into how Del plays rhythm guitar!

Monday, November 2, 2020

11/7 Workshops

Hey Taborgrassers!

Hope you all had a great Halloween! We've got our weekly Zoom Class this Wednesday, in addition to Saturday's Jam Workshop and a "Boom Chuck Plus" Guitar Workshop with Patrick Connell, focusing on the rhythm guitar playing of Del McCoury.

Hope to see you there!